The Lion Barks Tonight

You probably only knew them as Bassaricyon Neblina, but for the first time in 35 years, scientists have discovered a new (to us, anyway) carnivorous mammal species in the American continents. Introducing the Olinguito.

+ “He’s a leading-man type: darkly handsome, a bit of a rogue, the star of two feature films. During Kerala’s festival season, which nowadays stretches from December to May, he never gets a day off.” In the NYT Magazine, Rollo Romig shares the details of the hard life of celebrity elephants.

+ In China, a zoo tried to pass off a huge, fluffy dog as a lion.

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